The Centre for Sustainable Development hosted Dr Rick Dolphijn, a lecturer from Utrecht University, and his students, who came to the Tricity as part of the ‘the Lives of Deltas’ programme. The students are involved in several projects and will be conducting their research in Gdańsk over the next week:

  • WASTE – urban and coastal waste comparison
  • WIND – wind research. How wind is used both passively and actively by artists, musicians and philosophers, as well as by urban planners, architects and renewable energy advocates
  • Friends from the seaside – the history of mussels, their use as a commodity in the global market, the human relationship to mussels
  • It’s free water – human-water relations and the experiences of inhabitants of neoliberal societies

The visit took place on Wednesday, 08 July 2022, and was an opportunity to present the Centre and exchange experiences on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. At the invitation of CZRUG staff, Dr Rick Dolphijn and his students also visited the Museum of Inclusion in Amber at the UG Faculty of Biology. The guests were shown around by Elizabeth Sontag, PhD, from the Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology.

On behalf of CZRUG, the meeting was attended by: Sylwia Mrozowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG, CZRUG Director; Barbara Kijewska, PhD, Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, CZRUG Internship Programme Coordinator; Irena Chawrilska, PhD, CZRUG Cultural Sustainability Programme Coordinator; Jolanta Mrozek, M.Sc., Project Specialist.

Dr Rick Dolphijn is an associate professor at Utrecht University. His research interests include topics in continental philosophy, contemporary art, posthumanism, food studies and ecology. He is currently involved in two international research projects: Food2Gather and IMAGINE.